One of the biggest new features in iOS 14 is the ability to configure default email and browser apps. Setting a default app may not be a big deal if you’re an Android user. however, if you’ve been using an iPhone for years, you will understand the importance of this nifty addition that took so long to arrive on iOS. Everyone loves options and finally having the option to choose your preferred browser or email client on iOS is a win-win situation. Follow this guide as we tell you how to set the default email apps and browser in iOS 14.
iOS 14: set the default browser app
To set your preferred browser application as the default in iOS 14, follow these steps.
- To go Settings > use the search bar at the top to find your browser. Alternatively, you can also scroll down and find the browser in Settings.
- On the next page, tap Default browser app and set your preferred as default.
- Note that if your preferred browser doesn’t show this option, it’s probably because the developers haven’t added support for this feature yet. It may appear in a future update, but as of now Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge support it.
iOS 14: set the default email app
To set your preferred email app as the default in iOS 14, follow these steps.
- To go Settings > use the search bar at the top to find your email app. Alternatively, you can also scroll down and find the app in Settings.
- On the next page, tap Default email app and set your preferred as default.
We’ll tell you again to be patient if your preferred email app doesn’t show the option to set it as default. Currently, Outlook and Spark support this, but just know that since this is a new feature in iOS 14, most email apps will roll out updates soon to support this.
It’s that simple to set up a default email app or browser in iOS 14.